Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Aegiochus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 85. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 5.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unavailable Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HEPIALOIDEA : HEPIALIDAE

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

* Aegiochus and the two included species-group names, * Heros Herrich-Schäffer and * Corrosus Herrich-Schäffer, were nomina nuda.

* Aegiochus was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his "Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum" which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regenburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated. The same synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of the work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Archiv Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979 3: xii-xiv.

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